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Excited for EQ Next?

marks4902marks4902 putnam valley, NYPosts: 133Member

anyone else excited?



  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    Not really.


    With SOE lately It might be very dumbed-down f2p game, so not really interested with that.

    If I will be proven otherwise then nice, but I don't hold my breath.

  • marks4902marks4902 putnam valley, NYPosts: 133Member

    atm it seems like there promising eq1 and eq2 hybrid with forgelight graphics... and i have noticed alot of new console games using forgelight... hmmm maybe another console everquest failure game?

  • kingotnwkingotnw Minneapolis, MNPosts: 103Member

    EQnext is about the only game I am looking forward to.

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 11,947Member Epic

    NOPE !

    I have 2 accounts in eq2 and soon i will have none as SOE has really done an amazing job of turning me away.

    Most people i feel just waltz through gaming trying to attain levels as fast as they can that they never really pay attention to what they are playing.Well i do pay attention and what i see is a lot of laziness and cheap attitudes by not  only SOE but other devs as well.

    I have not seen one single content addition in my entire time in EQ2,it is just maps and more zones and more mobs,nothing ever changes.All SOE has done is try to streamline their games into an even simpler mode,so looking to the future,i see no future for SOE.

    Smedley has already confirmed cash shop for the future so this alone means i wouldn't touch a SOE game even if it was the best game on the planet.I do not like a developer especially Semdley purposely trying to gouge more money than it's worth.IMO this shows absolutely no respect to the customer who is putting food on their tables and literally making them rich.

    What io have seen from  SOE in EQ2 tells me the NEXT game will be nothing more than the same old same old with a different skin.

    If word came out that Semdley had nothing to do with NEXT and it was perhaps the naughty dog division making it AND it had no cash shop ,i might give it a whirl.What makes cash shop even worse from a SOE game is that you will not only have a cash shop as F2p games have,but i am sure they will also attempt a sub fee as well.

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  • TorvalTorval Posts: 11,916Member Legendary

    Not so excited about EQNext.  If I was that excited about it I would be playing EQ2 or EQ2X.

    I don't like SoE's approach and model for F2P on many levels.  I don't like how expensive their cash shop is, and I don't like how they, like Turbine, put some of the nicest stuff in the store as an exclusive.

    I don't like how SoE seems to chase the latest thing willy nilly in an effort to garner more subs (sparkly vampires anyone).

    If EQNext turns out to be a good game, then I'll play it.  But I'm in no way getting excited for anything SoE has in the works or is currently publishing.

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  • marks4902marks4902 putnam valley, NYPosts: 133Member

    that is exactley how i feel lol but i still have hope :( but for now im reinstalling the #2 to my 2nd favorite game and seeing if there has been any imporvement in a year ffxiv... im prepared to be disappointed again


  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member

    Originally posted by marks4902

    anyone else excited?

    I was until I heard it was going to have a cash shop.

  • marks4902marks4902 putnam valley, NYPosts: 133Member

    is that true can u find the link for that so i can cross it off my list now

  • AC1074AC1074 Houston, TXPosts: 274Member

    Wait is this a stand alone new everquest game or something they are trying to incorporate into the existing title. Either way EQ is the only thing keeping SOE floating.

  • herculeshercules lancashire,blackpoolPosts: 4,893Member Uncommon

    very little updates so might be 2013 late.

  • marks4902marks4902 putnam valley, NYPosts: 133Member

    its an all new game

  • Swollen_BeefSwollen_Beef Tampa, FLPosts: 190Member Uncommon

    EQnext will have a cash shop?

    if so, then nope.avi not interested. 

  • Rusty715Rusty715 Ogdan, UTPosts: 482Member

    Always interested in an Everquest game. I will reserve "excited"  until we learn more. If they go the F2P route I will leave it alone.  Havnt heard if it will be or not but wasnt some SOE rep recently cheerleading about the F2P payment model?

    Really? This game sucks and Im not having fun? Im going to unsub right now. Thanks for the tip.

  • boognish75boognish75 lancaster, NYPosts: 1,540Member Uncommon

    Free2play will turn me off if thats the route they go, if they have a minor cash shop like in eq2 now I will give it a go, I have so far loved all the eq games.

    playing eq2 and two worlds

  • uohaloranuohaloran ., GAPosts: 811Member

    What is there to even be excited about?  Has any information been outed on it yet?

    Originally posted by Rusty715

    Always interested in an Everquest game. I will reserve "excited"  until we learn more. If they go the F2P route I will leave it alone.  Havnt heard if it will be or not but wasnt some SOE rep recently cheerleading about the F2P payment model?

    Yeah, I know John Smedley has on multiple occasions.  With Planetside 2 being free-to-play and DCUO going free-to-play, it's no surprise that they'd talk it up, though.

  • djnexusdjnexus Detroit, MIPosts: 677Member

    I doubt ill touch any other sony game. Look what happened to EQ2 it actually had challenge when it first came out now its butchered. With items in the cash shop that will kill mobs for you. I have little faith for any other everquest game they put out. Everquest was a good franchise let it rest in peace.

  • Gabby-airGabby-air surrey, BCPosts: 3,440Member Uncommon

    Barely any information to really get me excited, but I look forward to any quality game. I am a little skeptical because of SOE and there stance towards f2p now, might just ruin the game. 

  • WolfenprideWolfenpride San''doria, WIPosts: 3,988Member

    There isn't enough news/info out there to be excited about yet.

    Looking forward to it hopefully, but it's just to far from release to know if it'll be worth getting excited over.

  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,630Member Uncommon

    Sure.....Everything is rumors, till its not....They talked about ftp, but it doesn't mean it's decided.

    If it is pay to win....No.


    If GW2 works, they could go that route, which I am more inclined to like.


    I prefer paying a sub myself, then I know what I am paying, and I don't like a cash shop with anything other than vanity.


  • WarlyxWarlyx UnknowPosts: 2,195Member Rare

    no info = no excitement

    2013 probably so bleh =(

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon

    No I am not exited at all. I have eq2 and play it every day.  I am thinking that  soe is fixing to make another huge error in judgment.   EQ1 and EQ2 already are suffering from a low player base, and these are the folks they would be aiming the new game at.

    I just think a free to play game aimed at the hard core eq, eq2 audience is not going anywhere.


  • JC-SmithJC-Smith Chiang MaiPosts: 421Member Uncommon

    I think that Sony has taken a lot of PR hits over the years. From rushing titles repeatedly to launch, refusing to give developerse more time when it was sorely needed, and dramatically changing titles post-launch. At the same time though, they've also made some decent games. I look forward to Everquest: Next, something I have always loved about the EQ setting.

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    From what I've heard, EQ Next will be much more like a sandbox, e.g., world housing, huge worlds, etc.


    I'm very excited.

  • AdamantineAdamantine NowherePosts: 3,928Member Uncommon

    Interested, yes.

    Looking forward, hmm.

    EXCITED ? Nope.

    EQ Next is, they say, basically a new EQ1 with updated graphics. I would say thats pretty vague.

    I remember what Bioware said about SW:TOR - they wanted to make a different game, they wanted to make a game for "people who do not play MMOs (before)", and so on. Now look where SW:TOR ended up to be - for all I know, its a pretty standard MMO now. Plus good story content. And they already dubbed it down hard - for example, they made Republic and Empire having the same kind of classes (different names and different names of skills and different graphics - but underneath exactly the same).

    So what do I expect from EQ Next ? Frankly simply an EQ2 clone. And I'm only mildly interested into EQ2 at best.

    EQ Next still has the chance to prove me completely wrong, but so far I'm just hoping it might be a good game - I have no facts that would actually back up this hope.


  • spades07spades07 YesPosts: 848Member Uncommon

    not thrilled by it's graphics but it might be better than eq2, which is half a reason for playing it since the original EQ is too dated, and EQ2 was completely off the mark.

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